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purpose

Our present lifestyle often fails to satisfy or bring us peace, even during times of ‘happiness’.Sometimes we feel hollow and so we look outside of ourselves for satisfaction. There are always those who, for a price, are ready to offer us a quick fix to satisfy this feeling of inner emptiness.

reincarnation

Realizing the truth of reincarnation should be an inspiration to us, for then we know that the great men and women of the world tell us in their persons and achievements what we with effort may become. For the future flows by the law of cause and effect from the gathered momentum of the past.

death

"Men fear death," said Lord Bacon, "as children fear the dark." We regard death with fear and repulsion because it breaks the continuity in our lives. Yet if we consider it simply and quietly, is it not actually a phenomenon which is as natural as birth? It is taking place all the lime around us. The leaves fall from the trees and fresh leaves spring in their places.…

birth

“There is no death but only in appearance - even as there is no birth save only in seeming. The change from ‘being’ to ‘becoming’ seems to be birth and the return again from ‘becoming’ to the state of ‘being’ seems to be death.’

timeless

One of man’s basic needs is to know, to understand, to find meaning. He must have answers — especially answers to life’s fundamental questions — if he is to be whole. Is there design and purpose in nature? Does man’s life have any meaning in itself, apart from the meanings he imposes on it?

hpb

Madame Blavatsky ‘that extraordinary woman’, was co-founder, with Colonel H.S. Olcott, of the Theosophical Society. She was born in Ekaterinoslav in Russia at midnight between 30 and 31 July, 1831.

What

Theosophy is the body of truths which forms the basis of all religions, and which cannot be claimed as the exclusive possession of any. It offers a philosophy which renders life intelligible, and which demonstrates the justice and the love which guide its evolution.

The Theosophical Society Emblem

This leaflet is intended as resource material for Theosophical Branches. It is available in Microsoft Word format so that your own branch contact details can be added and provided to people interested in this topic. Anyone, however is welcome to download this document.

HPB and her Writings

This leaflet is intended as resource material for Theosophical Branches. It is available in Microsoft Word format so that your own branch contact details can be added and provided to people interested in this topic. Anyone, however is welcome to download this document.

The Secret Doctrine And Its Study

This leaflet is intended as resource material for Theosophical Branches. It is available in Microsoft Word format so that your own branch contact details can be added and provided to people interested in this topic. Anyone, however is welcome to download this document.

Brochures on Who am I? - What does it mean to be human

This leaflet is intended as resource material for Theosophical Branches. It is available in Microsoft Word format so that your own branch contact details can be added and provided to people interested in this topic. Anyone, however is welcome to download this document.

Brochure on What is Theosophy

Theosophy presents a world view that emphasises the unity and interconnectedness of all life. It is a philosophy to be understood, not blindly accepted. Its principles have been stated by seers and sages since the most ancient times.

Brochures on Reincarnation

Various spiritual traditions suggest that this is not the first life  we have lived on this earth,  and that our individual lives form part of a greater cycle. We can relate to this idea because, on a minor scale, every day we have periods of activity followed by  periods of rest and each new day can be seen as a fresh start.

Brochure on meditation

As the pressures of the world increase and multiply , many people see meditation as a step toward a calmer life, and towards direct realisation of the wellspring of strength and peace within themselves.

Brochures on Theosophy and Islam

Mention is made in the Hadis Sayings and oral instructions of the Prophet Muhammad of two distinct sources of knowledge commonly accepted in Islam: Ilmi-Safina or knowledge of the book, and Ilm-i-Sinah or knowledge of the heart. The same idea occurs in the teaching of The Voice of the Silence, a theosophical classic about the spiritual life, which distinguishes between the Doctrine of the Head…

Brochures on psychism and spirituality

On the human spiritual journey many powers are developed including the various aspects of psychism. Often called extra-sensory perception, psychism may best be understood by comparing it with spirituality. The difference between the two becomes clearer as we examine the makeup of the human being.

Brochure on membership of the Theosophical Society

This Brouchure gives answers to some commonly asked questions about the Theosophical Society and membership.  There are many brouchers that answer specific questions - here we look more generally at some of them.  This Brochure has been produced by the New Zealand Section.

Brochure on Karma

Karma is a law of spiritual dynamics that can be related to every act in daily life. ''Karma'' is a Sanskrit word, meaning action and implies the entire cycle of cause and effect. The law refers particularly to the accumulation of effects brought about by causes set in motion through our attitudes and actions in the past, and includes the new causes initiated in the present that will result in…

Brochure on life after death

Death can be seen as a positive experience, if it is not thought of as an ending.

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